The New York Times, Shonda Rhimes & How to Get Away With Being Racist

I would like to believe that not being racist isn't extraordinarily difficult. I would like to think that by simply acknowledging the humanity of other people and their right to exist in this world and being open and aware to learning about certain issues, you can avoid many uncomfortable moments. If nothing else, you… » 9/19/14 2:30pm Friday 2:30pm

NY Post Wastes No Time Calling Jill Abramson 'Angry'

Jill Abramson might be considering a discrimination suit against the New York Times, but she’s using a punching bag to do it. Well, not exactly, but it's quite an image choice on the cover of the New York Post. And of course, instead of just noting that Abramson is exercising, the paper decided to use the caption,… » 5/16/14 3:00pm 5/16/14 3:00pm

Jill Abramson and Those Goddamn Pushy Female Bosses

Late last year, Politico published a lengthy profile of New York Times editor Jill Abramson, the first female editor in the paper's history. The piece was about widespread discontentment in the newsroom — not based on Abramson's actual performance as editor (some called her "incredible"), but based on what staffers… » 5/15/14 11:00am 5/15/14 11:00am

These Awesome Grandma Bridesmaids Are The Best

If you're trying to keep your special day about you, here's some advice: Don't ask your grandma to be your bridesmaid. You think a 5-year-old with a basket of rose petals and a penchant for being photographed might steal the show? Well, you haven't seen anything yet. The New York Times just posted a video about three… » 5/12/14 11:40am 5/12/14 11:40am

NY Times' 'Room for Debate' Column Wrongly Argues Plan B is Dangerous

Last week, the New York Times ran "Room for Debate" feature centered on CVS' recent decision to stop selling tobacco products. The question posed was fairly innocuous: "What Unhealthy Products Should CVS Stop Selling?" Three of the four responses were about products that have been proven to pose actual health risks to… » 2/18/14 5:15pm 2/18/14 5:15pm

Times Public Editor Suckered into Quoting Pro-Life Press Release

This evening, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wondered in her "journal" (blog) whether the Times should have devoted more coverage to the annual "March for Life" in Washington D.C., happening this year for the 41st time. She quotes an email from one "Francis H. Hoffman": » 1/23/14 8:54pm 1/23/14 8:54pm

The Times Explains That Controversial Front Page Nipple Photo

Considering the New York Times' general hesitancy to publish anything remotely scandalous (curse words, nudity), it made sense that people were surprised they chose to display a woman with a tattoo of the Star of David, a lumpectomy scar and a smidge of her areola. But now the photographer and photo editors involved… » 11/27/13 6:40pm 11/27/13 6:40pm

Things That Will Never Happen to You, From the NY Times 'Vows' Column

Things were going well for you, weren't they? You were happy. You were just living your modest little pleasurable life, excited that you splurged on the good deli turkey this week and that the coffee from the place around the corner was not too bitter today. Sure, your partner was too busy at work to reply to your… » 11/06/13 1:30pm 11/06/13 1:30pm